PBS is cutting 13 staff positions, according to a statement from the network. PBS has been struggling with a shrinking budget. Add to that the loss of its Los Angeles affiliate, KCET-TV, which decided it couldn’t afford the licensing fees for PBS programming.
KVCR-TV and KOCE-TV are the PBS affiliates serving Southern California.
PBS President Paula Kerger also confirmed that the broadcaster would not fill eight vacancies; ultimately 22 staffers are gone or not being replaced.
“This was not an easy decision to make, and we wish our departing staff the best as they pursue other opportunities,” according to Kerger.
It is unclear how the PBS’s primetime lineup may change.
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Thursday, July 14, 2011
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